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Play MP4 on Samsung Galaxy Series

Starting from June 2010, Samsung released a series of mobile phones and tablets named starting from Samsung Galaxy like Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S6, Galaxy Tabe, Galaxy Note and the newest Samsung Galaxy S8. Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets are big success with advanced features. In the video codec support, comparing with Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy devices have made great progress. Samsung Galaxy S8/S7/S6/S5/S4/S3/S2/Tab/Note not only support MP4, H.264 format, but also support AVI, WebM, 3GP, WMV and other format. But still many users face a situation when they are not able to play MP4 on Samsung Galaxy devices. If you are also facing the same problem and looking for a solution then you are on the right page.

Why Can't Play MP4 on Galaxy S8/S7/S6/S5/S4/S3/S2/Tab/Note

Before finding a solution to the above problem, it is important to know the reason for the same. From Samsung official website, we can easily find that MP4 playback is announced to be supported by Samsung Galaxy series. Why still failed to play MP4 files on Samsung Galaxy Series? In fact, it's not complicated or difficult to explain: MP4 is a container video format which may encode with a variety of codecs like H.264, MPEG-4, Xivd, DivX, MPEG-g4 ASP etc. or with subtitles or multi-channel audio tracks. As MPEG-4 AVC H.264 codec, support is limited to the required specifications. If your MP4 files are using audio and video codec that Samsung Galaxy cannot support or your MP4 files cannot meet the supported specifications of audio and video codec, your Samsung Galaxy device will fail to play MP4 files. Thus it can be concluded that incompatibility of MP4 file codecs is the reason for these files being not supported by Samsung Galaxy Series.

How to Play MP4 on Galaxy S8/S7/S6/S5/S4/S3/S2/Tab/Note Smoothly

Software Needed:

In order to successfully play all MP4 files on Samsung Galaxy devices, a better solution is to convert MP4 to Samsung Galaxy Series supported MPEG-4 Video with require specifications. Pavtube Video Converter for Windows /Mac is one such stable and reliable tool that can be used to convert MP4 files to Galaxy Series compatible format without any quality loss. This wonderful software supports over 250 formats so that all your conversion needs are met without compromising on quality. The responsive and simple interface of the software further makes the task quick and easy. Once the files are converted to compatible formats you can play MP4 to Galaxy S8/S7/S6/S5/S4/S3/S2/Tab/Note, and other devices without any hassles.

Plus, it also can create 3D MP4 for Samsung Note 8 playback with Samsung Gear VR (2017). 4K MP4 can be compressed to 1080p MP4 for Samsung mobile device. You can learn more about Ultimate toolkit review and download it from below.

Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to transcode MP4 to Samsung Galaxy Series formats for playing. 

Video Tutorial: Pavtube Video Converter - Convert MP4 to Samsung Galaxy Series

Step 1: Launch the program on your computer, click "File" menu and select "Add Video/Audio" or you can drag the MP4 video files to the video converter directly. Best of all, you can choose "Add from folder" to import multiple videos for batch conversion.

Step 2: Select Samsun Galaxy device compatible format. Once the MP4 file is added to the interface, select output format on the bottom panel. From drop down menu select "Samsung" from the Device category. Or select .mp4 from "Common video" or "HD video" to suit your Samsung Galaxy device.  For example: You can choose "Common Video" > "H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)".

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Tips: The default settings may not satisfy you, and you can click the “Settings” button to change the settings by yourself including video resolution, bit rate, audio sample rate, audio channel etc. for full screen playback smoothly. Or keep no changes, which is also a good choice.

Step 3: Finally, click "Convert" to start the process. When the conversion done, click “Open” to find the converted video files.

With above steps, you can effortless transfer the video files to Samsung phones or devices for playback on the go.

Transfer MP4 Videos with your Computer to Samsung Phones

1. Connect the USB cable from the device to the computer.

2. On the device, in the Allow access to device data prompt, tap ALLOW.

3. On the computer, click the Start button, then click File Explorer.

Note: If Tap to choose what happens with this device pops-up, click on it, then click Open device to view files and skip the next step.

4. Click This PC, then double-click the device name under Devices and drivers.

5. Double-click Phone to explore the content of your phone's internal memory.

Note: If a memory card is inserted in the device, double-click Card to explore the content of the memory card.

6. Drag and drop MP4 files into the appropriate folders and/or subfolders as preferred.

Music files are typically stored in a folder titled Music.

Photos and Videos captured with the handset camera are typically stored in a folder titled DCIM.

Note: 3rd Party applications may store photos in different storage locations. Consult the application's support website or contact the developer for further assistance.

7. Once the file transfer is complete, disconnect the USB cable.

The MP4 files are now transferred.

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